Wednesday, May 30, 2012

downtown Lahaina

Proud wifey right here.... gotta love him! ;) You better believe that we bought this shirt!

I'd heard that downtown Lahaina was a must see while we were in Maui and you know what? We loved it! Eric was sooo excited to eat at Bubba Gump! He loves the movie, Forest Gump! Me? Not so much. But that's beside the point.... we LOVED the restaurant! We had a gorgeous view of the ocean and food was delicious. 


My mom had heard about the Banyan tree and really wanted to see it. Of course we all teased her for being interested in seeing a "big" tree.... but it was actually really big. And pretty cool :) A quick description of the tree: This Banyan Tree was planted in April, 1873, and marked the 50th Anniversary of Christian missionary work in Lahaina. The tree was imported from India and was only 8 feet tall. It now stands over 60 feet high, has 12 major trunks in addition to a huge core. It stretches over a 200-foot area and shades 2/3 of an acre. 
(Sorry for the crappy pictures. I just couldn't figure out the lighting. I am far from understanding my dslr, ha ha! But I hope you get the gist of how huge the tree is!)


We had fun wandering through the shops and just hanging out! I tried my first Hawaiian snow cone and holy moly... it was amaaaaazing! I am kicking myself for only having ONE while we were on vacation because they were SO good. And I think baby wants more ;) But that could just be me!
Next time you find yourself in Maui, don't miss downtown Lahaina!

P.S. Thank you all for the love and excitement!! It made Eric and I SO happy to have so many of you excited about our baby :) I have the BEST bloggy friends!
I have a post coming with some details... can't wait to share it with you guys!

41 comments:

Jen said...

bahahahaa Eric's shirt!!! and I love the cute pic of the here comes trouble shirt with him pointing to your belly :) so adorable. I love seeing these pics, Hawaii is definitely on my travel list!!

Kimberly said...

I have been to Hawaii and remember that tree. Thanks for the memories.

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

Seeing all of these pictures make me miss Maui so much. I have been in the same places as every single one of those pictures. Lahaina is one of my favorite places in the world. So glad you got to love it as much as I do!

LaynahRose said...

What the heck is that tree for real?? It looks like it came out of some movie on another planet...insane! Your "here comes trouble" picture gives me butterflies :)

Kirsten Wiemer said...

im 95% sure that i have been in that exact location, and i love it. gosh why is hawaii so amazing?

K

Alyx said...

These pictures are so awesome, and they just really make me want to go to Hawaii.

Samantha said...

The tree is pretty awesome...and love the t-shirts! Such a beautiful place.

Diane Writes said...

You really capture great photos. Wishing you and Eric more dates and places to visit.

Shauna said...

Looking at these defintely made me a little sad cause I want to go back. Lahaina is my favorite. Im sure you had a great time, and we would get the shaved ice right across from those trees. And you can never go wrong with Bubba Gumps! I agree baby wants more, so you must go back!!! Congrats on the baby news.

Pamela said...

Love all of the pictures!! I can not believe how HUGE that tree is!! So neat!

Alissa said...

That tree is amazing! I ate at the Bubba Gumps in San Fran - the food was great there, too.

Tiffany Mendenhall said...

So gorgeous!! It looks like y'all had an amazing time. That tree is incredible!

Jessie said...

What an amazingly fun trip!!! Glad you guys got to do this before BABY arrives! I am so excited for you! Congratulations! There is nothing that has brought me more joy than being a mommy. :)

Jessi said...

Great pics! I'm missing Maui in a bad way now..... Can't wait to see your growing belly!!

Jessi

Karm said...

Lovely photos!!
And that tree... gosh.

haha That shirt is too cute (:

Lindsay [Elle Elizabeth] said...

Congrats on the baby news :) During the day the Banyan tree turns into an outside market where tons of local artist sell their things! It's really cool :)

Valerie Griffin said...

so fun!

Tere Shake said...

love the pictures. i want to see that tree, it looks and sounds amazing!

Erin said...

Soooo so fun and beautiful! I bet you guys are missing it every second, I would be ;)

Holly said...

I love Bubba Gump! I went to the one on Oahu and it was great. I didn't get a snow cone while I was there and I'm mad--guess I'll have to go back for one ;)

Natalie said...

We spent our honeymoon at Maui...and have visited that very same tree! What an amazing place Maui is! We loved it!

Myra said...

You two are freakin' adorable!! Congratulations on lil baby!

P.S. Can I just tell you how badly I NEED one of those snowcones?! Yuuuumy!

Karla said...

Oh these pictures really make me want to go back! We were there 2 years ago.. Dt has some cute little shops.. that’s where we picked up most of our souvenirs.

simply megan. said...

What great times!!!!

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

What a lovely post :) looks like you had a great time!

And congratulations about the baby! That's really exciting news :)

Tara said...

Haven't been to Hawaii but my husband LOVES it there. Snow cones sound great, and when your pregnant you can get away with the excuse that it's just the baby want it.

lori said...

that tree is gorgeous! we ate at bubba jump in chicago... not as good as maui, but it was yummy.

Alyssa said...

Gorgeous pics!!! I can't wait to hear more about baby!! :) That is so exciting!

Kristin said...

Congrats on the babes!! I am honeymooning there, cant wait!

Whitney Leigh said...

I can't WAIT to go to Hawaii this fall! this post just got me even more excited!! yay! glad you had fun! and thanks for the tip about getting more than one snow cone, I will load up on them.

Shaylynn... I blahwg It's True. said...

Courtney, don't say bloggy.. i hate that word.

THAT picture.. oh my gosh.. the one of Eric.. killed me. so funny.

Oh i love you by the way.

That Girl said...

I could also give or take Forrest Gump. I've never tried the restaurant though.

Melanie said...

BahahaahaHAHA.... The "special Eric" pic made my hole dang YEAR. OMGosh. LOVE that.

Court. You look SO beautiful. Glowing from ear to ear. Yay for Hawii!!

Melanie@MailboxJourney said...

What crazy trees!
Great pictures though. :)

* first time here

Amy said...

I need the beach! I am jealous.

Lauren said...

It's crazy we seriously have the exact same pictures! :) So happy for you Courtney!

xo

Izzy said...

wooow how incredible is that sunset on the beach? that photo is just gorgeous!! the Banyan tree looks simply amazing too!

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Sierra said...

I have been here! I literally have taken these EXACT pictures. Bubba Gump's, that tree, and those sunsets at Lahaina are perfect. Brings back so many memories!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Omg! I love that tree. Have a similar pic from our trip last year.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Wow! That tree looks awesome as does that sunset. Looks like a great time.

Shalyn said...

Downtown Lahaina in Maui was my favorite! Did they have games to play outside Bubba Gumps? We had so much fun playing ping pong!

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